Preparation Phase

Investigating & Collecting Music Data

In the Preparation Phase of learning about a specific music element, students engage in scientific inquiry by gathering different kinds of information: kinesthetic, aural, and visual about each concept. In the visual stage of learning, students create their own informal representations of “sound and symbols” to reflect prior knowledge, their intuitive understandings, and their own experiences. Music teachers use questioning strategies to move students from concrete to more abstract insights.